Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 3 - 183 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical; 35°N - 10°N, 90°E - 65°E (Ref. 83435)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell very large, heavy. Spire short. Shell surface with 3 rows of large knobs on body whorl. Parietal shield large and well defined, triangular. Outer lip with inner tooth-like projections. Colour: pale cream, parietal shield pale to deep salmon. Outer lip entirely cream or cream white sometimes with light brown between teeth.
Largest species of the family in the Atlantic ocean (Ref. 355). Maximum depth from Ref. 109264. On sand bottoms near seagrass beds, at shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 355). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.1 - 27.5, mean 24.8 (based on 130 cells).